Giving and engagement highlights of fiscal year 2018

Gathering

Giving and engagement in 2018: Cornellians play key role in success

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2018, setting fundraising records and engaging with the university in many other ways. By volunteering, giving financial support, and staying connected online, Cornellians made July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018, one of the most successful years ever for philanthropy and participation. The university … Read more

Alumni gather on Martha’s Vineyard for summer events

In early August, Cornell alumni got together for a series of events on Martha’s Vineyard sponsored by Diversity Alumni Programs and Cornell Mosaic, joining a rich summer tradition of intellectual and cultural offerings on the island. A reception hosted by Dr. Deborah Arrindell ’79 at her home on August 6 started the week. More than … Read more

2018 Entrepreneur of the Year awardees named

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95 have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year. They will be honored April 19–20 during “Celebration,” Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s conference in Ithaca. Shah and Conine co-founded Wayfair in 2002 and rapidly grew the business to become the largest online retailer of home … Read more

Cornellians gather at DC’s African American history museum

In the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, a weathered Cornell banner hangs behind glass, representing the university as one of the first to welcome African American students. On November 18, the Cornell spirit of “… any person … any study” moved from the museum’s walls to fill its halls: … Read more

TCAM 2016: They came, they saw, they connected

Close to 700 members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and the Cornell University Council converged on the Hill for the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM), October 27 to 29. The turnout was the highest ever. The group of alumni leaders from various fields serves as Cornell’s brain trust, helping to chart the university’s course … Read more

Hello and farewell, Class of 2020!

From Arizona to Washington, from Beijing to Paris, Cornell club leaders and other volunteers are giving members of the Class of 2020 a warm “welcome to Cornell” while bidding them joyful hometown farewells. At restaurants, picnic grounds, and alumni homes, 44 send-off celebrations are happening throughout July and August in 30 cities across the US and 14 cities … Read more

Cornell Crab Feast

Crab sells by the bushel in summertime Maryland—and, on June 26, Bill Eaton ’61 had 23 bushels of the region’s biggest crabs delivered to his farm on the eastern shore for the 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast. “Crab is a Maryland staple,” he said. Each summer, Eaton hosts a Crab Feast with his wife, Phyllis, … Read more

An ever-burning flame

Walking into the Spirit of ’31: Passing It Forward ceremony, June 9, at the Carrier Grand Ballroom of Statler Hotel, was like stumbling into a party that had been steadily, lovingly raging for ages. Members of the Classes of ’41, ’46, and ’51—some of whom had parked their walkers and wheelchairs in a corner of … Read more

Then. Now. Always.

Viewed from the Hill at Reunion, the past appears vivid and near. For leaders who organize their class or group events and rally their peers back to campus, Reunion also brings into focus the dynamism of Cornell today and the vitality of Cornell tomorrow. The “would” Alice Katz Berglas ’66 considers Reunion as a “subjunctive” … Read more

Cornell Asia-Pacific leaders unite!

In its eighth year, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference continues to nurture and celebrate the work of an ever-growing group of Cornell club leaders and community builders in the region. Last April 1–2 in Beijing, China, the conference featured several talks, panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities, drawing together a delegation of university leaders from the … Read more

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